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Sleet and Ice Could Bring Possible Outages; Prepare Now

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 1:10pm


WEST ESSEX, NJ - Along with the large amount of snowfall, Thursday's winter storm is bringing with it heavy freezing rains and sleet. The combination weighing on power lines and tree branches could possibly bring on a power outage. 

Prepare Now for Outages
 
  • Check that all electronic devices have been fully charged
     
  • Check that all flashlights have working batteries
     
  • Have candles and matches ready 
     
  • Have wood for a fireplace and matches ready  
     
  • Have fuel ready for generators 
     
  • Set the refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings for the duration of the weather event or place foods outside in the freezing temperatures
Power Outages
PSEG customers should vigilantly alert PSEG to their outage location:
  • Customers should report their outage by phone at 800-436-PSEG (7734)
     
  • AND customers should also report their address online so that it "pings" the computer system.   To report online, you must be registered online first with their website. REGISTER ONLINE

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